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Facing an Emergency as an International Student

Posted on November 30th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student means having the chance to experience a whole new world! While most students who study abroad for a few weeks or years never stumble into any problems- there are a select few who do. In the event that the odds are not in your favor, it’s best to be informed on [...]

Seventh Year Increase in International Education

Posted on November 27th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

This month the annual Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) has shed light on the trends of international students in the 2012-2013 academic year. The 2012/13 survey reports that for the seventh consecutive year the number of international students in US higher education is on the rise. This year there were [...]

How The Nielsen DMA Ranks Can Help Your Career

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

In the United States, the leader in television viewing data is a company called Nielsen Media Research. While many may be familiar with the role of Nielsen ratings in either condemning a TV show to cancellation or rewarding it with a renewal, the more relevant function of Nielsen to international students looking for American broadcasting [...]

What is Thanksgiving in the US All About?

Posted on November 23rd, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re an international student inside the US trying to figure out the answer to the question “What is Thanksgiving?” then we are here to offer a bit of guidance. More than likely from the name alone you have gathered that Thanksgiving is a day devoted to giving thanks. You may have even seen throughout [...]

Study Photography as an International Student

Posted on November 18th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

When many people think of film majors, they often think of the motion picture, of Hollywood (or Bollywood), of movies. But without still photography, the motion picture would have never been developed. There are many differences in degrees for film majors. Many film schools offer programs in photography to international students which are not the [...]

Announcing the Grand Prize Winner of the Travel Video Contest

Posted on November 16th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

This year’s Travel Video Contest started with more than 100 video entries. As difficult as it was, that number was cut down to the top 15 finalists. We were able to see inside the lives of international students around the world and why they are determined to explore all corners of the globe. After weeks [...]

Dining Out in the USA

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Food can often time be a fixture of national culture. The United States is home to some amazing restaurants, no matter what you are looking for when dining out in the USA. The USA has fine dining, casual restaurants, fast food, and tons of ethnic choices. Here is an inside look at a few of [...]

When Deciding Upon a Graduate Degree in Video Game Design…

Posted on November 11th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Many students have decided to turn their hobby into a lucrative career by deciding to pursue a video game design major. This decision to receive a graduate degree in video game design from an institution in the United States is becoming increasingly popular amongst international students as well. Video game design majors in the United [...]

Is Greek Life Right For You?

Posted on November 9th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

One exciting opportunity for international students studying in the US who are looking to be a part of a campus organization while meeting new friends is joining a fraternity or sorority- also known as Greek life. Fraternities are sororities are Greek organizations that contain a number of different functions from creating social bonds, to helping [...]

Staying In Shape While Studying Abroad

Posted on November 7th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

For most people, staying in shape doesn’t necessarily come easy. Exercising and eating right take conscious effort, no matter if you’re at home or in a foreign country. But when you’re studying abroad, you may not have access to work-out facilities or health food stores like you do in your hometown. However, with a little [...]